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    I am looking to buy a scroll saw.I notice that the Delta 20" scroll saw is going on sale. Can anyone give me some feedback as to the quality of this saw? How does it compare to the DeWalt 20" scroll saw?

  • #2
    have heard it is same with differnt color


    • #3
      The DeWalt 788 and the Delta 40-690 are essentially the same saw... the color is different.

      Check the table to make sure it is flat around the blade hole opening before leaving the store.

      Excalibur has a 16" that you may want to look into that is in the same price range and I believe the 21" has come down in price as well.

      I have a 788 and liked it well enough - had some problems but the dealer took care of it. I found a Hegner for a killer price last time my 788 was in for repairs and I like the cut the Hegner does much better but the price difference is significant.
      Douglas Fraser
      Eagle River, Alaska

      My Gallery - Aurora Wood Crafts


      • #4
        I received my delta about a week ago. I have loved it. I got it from Woodcraft for $350.00 I felt like it was a deal that I could not pass up. I would check with your local woodcraft store and see if they have them I got my for the sale price from a store down south of us.



        • #5
          I just ordered mine online this evening. On sale at Woodcraft for $349 plus $20 shipping.
          Don R

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